How to Become an Engineer in India

Becoming an Engineer is a dream that many Indian students nurture. Do you want to become an engineer? If yes, this article will be of help to you. This article has been written keeping the needs of engineering aspirants in mind. 10th and 12th standard passed students may make use of this step-by-step guide.

 

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Before heading to the step-by-step guide, let us check out some vital details about the status of engineering education in India. We will check out engineering course formats available in India and the minimum eligibility criteria required to pursue those courses.

 

Engineering Education in India: An Introduction

In India, Engineering courses are available in undergraduate as well as post graduate levels. One must complete the undergraduate level course first. PG course comes after that.

 

There are two main engineering course formats available in India, when it comes to undergraduate level. They are-

  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology (B.E. or B.Tech.)

 

Diploma in Engineering is a 3 years long course. Diploma course can be pursued after completing 10th standard from a recognized board. This course can also be pursued after completing 12th standard (Science stream- Mathematics group). In short, minimum educational qualification required is- 10th passed.

 

B.E. or B.Tech. program lasts for a period of 4 years. This course can be pursued after completing 12th standard (Science stream- Mathematics group). In short, 12th passed with Science stream subjects is the minimum qualification required.

 

When it comes to Engineering education in India, aspirants have many engineering branches to choose from. Some of the popular engineering courses available in India includes- Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, EC Engineering, IC Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering etc.

 

Let us check out the steps involved in becoming an Engineer in India-

 

Become an Engineer: Step-by-step guide (Bachelor’s Degree course)

The most important task is to find an engineering branch that suits one’s likes and passion.

 

1 Finish 12th Science stream schooling

The first step is to successfully complete 12th Science stream schooling (with Mathematics or relevant subjects) from a recognized board. Diploma in Engineering qualification holders are also eligible to pursue Degree Engineering course (relevant branch).

 

2 Score valid marks in relevant Entrance Exam

Just passing 12th standard is not enough to secure admission in reputed Engineering institutes. For that, one must also appear for and score valid marks in relevant entrance exams. JEE, State-wise CETs, Institute-wise CETs are examples of Engineering entrance tests.

 

3 Take part in Admission process

Admissions are given to deserving candidates on the basis of merit marks scored by them. IITs have their own admission process. State Engineering Institutes are usually governed by a Technical Education body. In any case, relevant authorities will organize admission process that consists of merit marks evaluation, initial seat allotment, counseling and interview.

 

Private institutes also have quotas like- NRI quota, Donation quota etc. If you are eligible to make use of such a quota, register for the same.

 

4 Secure admission

 

5 Complete Course

The course is 4 years long. Academic program is divided into 8 semesters, with each semester lasting for a period of 6 months. It consists of internal tests, external exams, vivas, project work and industrial training sessions.

 

Yes, you are an Engineer now! After course completion, you may take up a job or go for higher studies. Higher education courses include- M.E or M.Tech., M.Sc., MBA, PG Diploma programs etc.

 

Become an Engineer: Step-by-step guide (Diploma course)

The most important task is to find an engineering branch that suits one’s likes and passion. Diploma in Engineering courses are offered by Government as well as Private Polytechnic Colleges. Such Polytechnic Colleges are available throughout the length and breadth of India.

 

1 Finish 10th standard

The first step is to successfully complete 10th standard from a recognized board. Note: Diploma in Engineering course can also be pursued after completing 12th standard (Science stream- Mathematics group) from a recognized board.

 

3 Take part in Admission process

Admissions are given to deserving candidates on the basis of marks scored by them in board examination. Usually, marks scored by a student in Science subjects are taken into consideration.

 

4 Secure admission

 

5 Complete Course

The course is 3 years long. Academic program is divided into 6 semesters, with each semester lasting for a period of 6 months. It consists of internal tests, external exams, vivas, project work and industrial training sessions.

 

Note: Diploma in Engineering graduates may secure admission directly in the second year of Bachelor’s Engineering course (relevant branch). This entry is called the lateral entry. Thus, if a Diploma holder want to obtain a Bachelor of Engineering or Technology Degree, he/she may use the lateral entry and obtain it!

 

Yes, you are an Engineer now! After course completion, you may take up a job or go for higher studies. Pursuing B.E. or B.Tech. using lateral entry is the best step ahead. After Bachelor’s Degree course, higher education courses include- M.E or M.Tech., M.Sc., MBA, PG Diploma programs etc.

 

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